Highbush blueberry Vaccinium corymbosum Photo/Illustration: William Cullina 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) vak-SIN-ee-um kor-im-BO-sum Genus: Vacinnium Highbush blueberry provides four seasons of fanfare, starting with twisted, peeling stems in winter; profuse white or pink blossoms in spring; savory blue fruit in summer; and long-lasting foliage the color of a rich red wine in fall. The maroon to scarlet fall shades are effective for a solid month or more, as the leaves (especially in full sun) are reluctant to fall. The best fruit set occurs when you plant at least two cultivars that will bloom concurrently to ensure cross-pollination. Noteworthy Characteristics: Prefers acidic soil. Care: Full to partial sun and moist to moderately dry soil. Prefers acidic conditions. Problems: Infrequent. Overview Height 6 ft. to 10 ft. Spread 6 ft. to 10 ft. Growth Habit Clumps Light Full Sun to Part Shade Moisture Dry to Medium Maintenance Low Characteristics Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Song Birds, Interesting Bark, Native, Showy Fall Foliage, Showy Flowers Bloom Time Early Spring, Late Spring, Spring Flower Color Pink, White Uses Beds and Borders, Waterside Style Woodland Garden Seasonal Interest Spring Interest Type Shrubs Vaccinium corymbosumView the discussion thread.